According to the WORLDLAKE data- base, there are 677 lakes in Africa, with 88 of them listed as principal lakes (see Appendix). Although lakes are a source of livelihoods in most African societies, they are also a major source of natural disas- ters, tropical diseases and pandemics.
What are the 3 largest lakes in Africa?
These include the 3 largest lakes in Africa – Victoria, Tanganyika and Malawi – as well as lakes Turkana, Albert, Edward, Kivu and several others. The lakes are important habitats for a number of fish and amphibian species, abundant birdlife and numerous crocodiles.
Does Africa have a lot of lakes?
It is estimated that Africa has about 30,000 cubic km of water in large lakes, the largest volume of any continent. Africa has a great number of both natural and artificial lakes. Some of the world’s biggest lakes that straddle one or more international borders are found in this continent.